B&T’s not sure what Australians were doing last night, but it appears sitting down to linear TV from the commercial networks wasn’t one of them.
We’re assuming the nation’s sock draws were tidied with telly numbers down across the board last night. However, it may have had something to do with the public holiday in Melbourne today.
The only exception was Nine’s The Block, that was again the standout with 953,000 viewers according to OzTAM metro numbers.
10’s typically resilient Have You Been Paying Attention? – that regularly pokes the 900K mark – could only muster 611,000 last night. Likewise, 10’s The Amazing Race did 532,000.
However, Love Island enjoyed a rise, it pulled 353,000 on the Nine’s main channel.
Nine won the night with 30.6 per cent of all of the eyeballs (all channels). That left Seven with 26 per cent, 10 had 18 per cent, the ABC did 17.6 per cent and SBS pulled 7.8 per cent.
In the battle of the 6pm news bulletins, Seven (926,000) beat Nine (871,000). ACA managed 794,000.
For Seven, Home And Away had 609,000, The Chase had 550,000, Bride And Prejudice did 426,000 and The Rookie had 295,000.
Sunrise did 266,000 to Today’s 188,000.
The ABC’s hard-hitting Monday night went this way: 7pm news (618,000), 7.30 (584,000), Four Corners (574,000), Australian Story (572,000), Media Watch (550,000) and Q&A (297,000).
SBS’ best was The Royal House Of Windsor that pulled 190,000.